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Biofach registers record number of exhibitors

Biofach registers record number of exhibitors
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Europe’s leading organic trade fair Biofach/Vivaness  attracted 519 new exhibitors, making a total of 3,792 exhibitors from 110 countries in a display area of 57,609 m². The number of visitors, however, fell by 4,500, no doubt due to fears around the coronavirus. According to NürnbergMesse, there were over 47,000 trade buyers from 136 countries viewing the products, trends and innovations from all over the world in two additional halls. The top five countries by visitor attendance were Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Netherlands.

Petra Wolf, a member of the management board of NürnbergMesse, said, “We are really pleased that Biofach and Vivaness once again brought together more than 47,000 trade visitors in Nuremberg for the annual sector gathering in 2020. That’s only eight percent less than last year, in spite of the hesitation caused by the coronavirus. The chief focus in the exhibition halls was on networking, trade and interaction on topics of interest to the sector. The general atmosphere was highly positive, and the emotional highlight was beyond doubt the extremely impressive Dr Jane Goodall with her keynote.”

Best New Product Awards

Trade visitors voted for their favourites to win the Best New Product Award in seven categories. Käserebellen GmbH was one of the happy winners at BIOFACH with its Organic Volcano Rebell (Fresh food). HANS Brainfood impressed the trade visitors with its “Hemp Bites” in the “Grocery products, snacks and sweets” category. “RETTERGUT organic soups” from Dörrwerk won a Best New Product Award in the “Other grocery products” category. 

Next year’s edition will take place on 17-20 February 2021. Almost 95% of this year’s visitors have already blocked these dates out, to be sure of attending again next year.

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BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020: Global sector gathering wows more than 47,000 trade visitors

BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020: Global sector gathering wows more than 47,000 trade visitors

BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, achieved record highs for exhibitor numbers, exhibition space and international attendance at this year’s events. A total of 3,792 exhibitors from 110 countries showcased their products for trade visitors in a display area of 57,609 m² (net area, excluding special shows).

With the trade fairs occupying two halls more than last year, more than 47,000 professional buyers from 136 countries were won over by the new developments, trends and innovations from all around the world. Making up the top five countries by visitor attendance this year were Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Netherlands. And with just shy of 10,000 participants, the accompanying Congress confirmed its position as the largest international platform for knowledge transfer and networking. Highlight of the opening: the inspiring keynote by Dr Jane Goodall Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).

Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse, comments: “We are really pleased that BIOFACH and VIVANESS once again brought together more than 47,000 trade visitors in Nuremberg for the annual sector gathering in 2020. That’s only eight percent less than last year, in spite of the hesitation caused by the coronavirus. The chief focus in the exhibition halls was on networking, trade and interaction on topics of interest to the sector. The general atmosphere was highly positive, and the emotional highlight was beyond doubt the extremely impressive Dr Jane Goodall with her keynote.”

Opening ceremony with top-level attendance – record visitor numbers for Congress

The combined trade fair was opened jointly by Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, and Dr Jane Goodall, primate researcher, environmental activist and UN Messenger of Peace. The sector was deeply moved by the keynote given by Dr Goodall, and gave her a standing ovation. This was the first year that the BIOFACH and VIVANESS Congress gathered almost 10,000 delegates and discussion participants in 149 individual sessions, confirming its role as the most important international platform for sharing knowledge and information in the sector. Magnets for visitors: “New Organic Regulation: What will apply to farmers and producers starting in 2021?”, with 250 participants (BIOFACH), and “The natural cosmetics market 2019: Facts, figures and outlook”, with 150 visitors (VIVANESS). The main congress theme, “Organic delivers!”, attracted an above-average total of 75 participants to each of the ten sessions.
 

BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020 provided even more space for organic foodstuffs and natural and organic cosmetics. Halls 3A and 3C, noted for their sustainability, impressed exhibitors and visitors alike, and were very well received. Feedback from the exhibition advisory board for the premiere of VIVANESS in Hall 3C was positive without exception: “This is a hall you feel at home in!”, “A real wellness hall!”, “Super because it’s so spacious and light!” The expansion of BIOFACH also went down well: “This combined event just keeps on getting better!”

Award-worthy: Best New Product Awards

Once again in 2020, the trade visitors voted for their favourites at both trade fairs to win the Best New Product Award in seven categories. Käserebellen GmbH was one of the happy winners at BIOFACH with its “Organic Volcano Rebell” (Fresh food), as was EISL EIS with its “Organic sheep’s milk ice cream – ice cream in the glass” (Frozen food). In the category “Grocery products, cooking and baking”, SONNENTOR was very happy to pick up one of the coveted awards for its “Essential Spice Oils”. HANS Brainfood impressed the trade visitors with its “Hemp Bites” in the “Grocery products, snacks and sweets” category. “RETTERGUT organic soups” from Dörrwerk won a Best New Product Award in the “Other grocery products” category. In the Drinks category, Voelkel proved a winner with its “Voelkel Oat drink gluten-free”, and Biobaula impressed with its “Biobaula Eco-Cleaning-Tabs” in the Non-food category.

The dazzling winners at VIVANESS were: SPEICK Naturkosmetik, which should be very happy with its awards for “White Soap, Red Soap & Green Soap” in the Facial care category and “SPEICK PURE Shampoo” in the Hair care category; another two-time winner is PRIMAVERA LIFE with its “Hemp Seed Oil organic” (Special cosmetics/care) and with “PRIMAVERA Wellbeing” in the Wellness products category. Other prizewinners included Ben & Anna with “Natural Care Shower and Shampoo Tablets” (Body care); LOGOCOS Naturkosmetik with “Fresh Cucumber Volume Mascara and Classic Volume Mascara ‘black’” (Decorative cosmetics); and ELIAH SAHIL ORGANIC CARE with its “Organic Tooth Powder ginger” and “Organic Tooth Oil turmeric” (Drugstore articles).

Save the date for 2021 now: 17-20 February

The next meeting of the international sector at BIOFACH and VIVANESS will take place on 17-20 February 2021. Almost 95 percent of this year’s visitors have already blocked these dates out, to be sure of attending again next year.
 

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BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020: Combined trade fair hits new high of 3,792 exhibitors

BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020: Combined trade fair hits new high of 3,792 exhibitors

The combined trade fair of BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, has been more international and diverse than ever before when it opened its doors at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 12 – 15 February. Both shows were setting new records for exhibitor numbers, display area and international focus. A total of 3,792 exhibitors – 292 of them at VIVANESS – from 110 countries has showcased their products to the trade public on a display area measuring 57,609 m2. BIOFACH and VIVANESS 2020 were offering even more diversity than ever, in two additional halls. The approaches that the organic system already offers for resolving urgent issues affecting the future has been discussed by the organic sector as part of the congress theme “Organic delivers!”, while water has been the focus of the special show “All about water – is the basis of life endangered?”. The key trends at BIOFACH this year were “Packaging”, “Vegan 2.0”, “Open Pollinated Varieties” and “Region 2.0”, while VIVANESS has been highlighting “Zero Waste bathroom”, “All about hemp”, “Dental Care” and “Packaging”.

Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse, said: “With BIOFACH and VIVANESS you get two trade fairs, one date, one venue, four days and a comprehensive overview of the worldwide organic food and natural and organic cosmetic sectors along the entire supply chain. In 2020, the combined trade fair will be more diverse than ever and will emphatically reinforce its role as the international gathering for the sector. With its excellent supporting programme and “Organic delivers!” as the congress theme, this is the starting point from where the future is being shaped by the sector.”

 

Source: Press release
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“Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships” workshop

"Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships" workshop

FiBL workshop “Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships” focused yesterday morning (13/02/2020) on how to foster and finance the breeding and the selection of organic varieties. It was organised with the collaboration of Eurofresh Distribution magazine, OPTA, Cotton Accelerator and Econatura.

Still less than 30% of organic crops come from organic seed & plants in Europe (less than 10% worldwide). Major changes shall happen by 2036 to fulfill with the new EU regulation.

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BIOFACH2020: focus on vegan labels

The Vegan Society promotes the certified animal free products with the Vegan Trademark
Credit: Pierre Escodo

 

The Vegan Society promotes the certified animal free products from all level in the chain, with for example the non-animal and organic fertiliser. Indeed, animal compost and animal proteins have a much higher carbon footprint than vegetal compost and plant-based proteins… Therefore, ‘Vegan experience hub’ was created at Biofach fair to learn more about this kind of products.

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Workshop at BIOFACH2020: “Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships”

Workshop at BIOFACH2020: “Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships”

FIBL & EUROFRESH DISTRIBUTION are happy to invite you at BIOFACH2020 workshop: “Boosting the organic sector by integrating breeding into value chain partnerships”.

Date: 13.02.2020

Time: 11:00 – 11:45

Location: Room Prag, NCC Ost Mitte of Nuremberg

More info at: www.biofach.de/en/events/vortrag/boosting-the-organic-sector-by-integrating-breeding-into-value-chain-partnerships/742119

 

It is organized by FiBL Europe within the launch in 2020 of the initiative “ENGAGEMENT.BIOBREEDING – Engagement of the organic value-chain to support Organic Breeding in Europe”.

 

This workshop will give the occasion to discuss potential models that allow a secure and stable funding for organic animal and plant breeding in Europe. Panel speakers are Pierre Escodo (editor of EUROFRESH DISTRIBUTION magazine), Bavo van den Idsert advisor at OPTA (Organic Processing and Trade Association Europe), Mathilde Tournebize program officer at the Organic Cotton Accelerator, Fabio Brescacin president of EconaturaSi, Mariateresa Lazzaro FIBL Plant Breeding program coordinator.

 

With this initiative, FIBL aims at integrating organic breeding into value-chain partnerships and sharing responsibility among breeders, farmers, processers, retailers, traders and consumers for upscaling organic breeding and ensuring future food security and quality.

FiBL Europe will offer a platform for promoting value-chain partnerships supporting organic animal and plant breeding in Europe for ensuring the integrity of organic products and strengthening consumer confidence.

 

Please register to our workshop at https://forms.gle/HjXSnstW2gVoA2JU7

For any further information you can also send an e-mail to mariateresa.lazzaro@fibl.org

 
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HaciendasBio focuses on Alemania in 2020  

HaciendasBio promotes its CSR policy and strategy 

• Spain’s first organic & biodynamic fruit and vegetable producer will export 60% of its organic stonefruit to the German country 
• Stone fruit will grow 20% in volume this year. 
• HaciendasBio is the only European company with its own production of bio stone fruit for 20 consecutive weeks  
• The company will show on both fruit and vegetable fairs its ARRA table grape, being the only producer that grows this seedless variety in Spain 

HaciendasBio, Spain’s first organic & biodynamic fruit and vegetable producer and leader in export to Europe, mainly destined its production to Germany. In 2020 the company plans to export 60% of its organic stonefruit to the German country – nectarine, peach, paraguayan, cherry and plum – This offer stands out for being of high quality and for presenting large calibres and greater brix compared to the rest of the offer in the lineal. All this thanks to years of research of new varieties, to the biodynamic agriculture and to the strategic location of the 34 farms that the company has spread throughout the Spanish territory. The stone fruit season is one of the main campaigns of the producer, this year oresees to increase 20% in production compared to 2019, the company estimate a production of 9.000 tons. HaciendasBio is the only European company with its own production of bio stone fruit for 20 consecutive weeks.

The company shows this month in Germany the multiple efforts it is making to make its organic fruit and vegetables the first to be available on the supermarket shelf at times when other European countries are not even in production.  

HaciendasBio will participate for the fourth year runningenin the two unavoidable European events for the sector: Fruit Logística 2020, international fair of the fruit and vegetable sector to be held in Berlin from 5th to 7th February, and in Biofach, world leading organic products fair, to be held in Nuremberg from 12th to 15th February. “Both Fruit Logística and Biofach are two key meeting points to strengthen our leadership in Germany, our know how to extend the crops, and our complete portfolio with more than 65 references. The German country is a strategic territory for the company, since it is the main ecological consumer in Europe, it is there where we mainly dedicate our production.” says Paco Casallo, CEO  of HaciendasBio. 

One of the latest updates that the company will present in both trade fairs respect the Stone fruit is the cherry, HaciendasBio is the only producer that has an innovative machinery of last generation that classifies the product and ensures its quality. 

Wide offer for the German market 

HaciendasBio not only seeks to extend the usual seasons of stone fruit, It also struggles to extend in harmony with the environment the harvest of all its products Accordingly, the company will maximize in Fruit Logistica and Biofach the ARRA table grappe, being the only company that produces this organic variety without seeds in Spain and that makes it available to the consumer from the beginning of July until the middle of November. Throughout 2020.

The producer plans to increase its production by 40% compared to the previous season, with a forecast of 2,500 tons. Along the same lines, the company Will show the fig. This year HaciendasBio hopes to double the production of this  fruit amounting to 7.200 tonnes. Also, pomegranate, persimmon and leafy vegetables (lettuce, celery, leek, cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli) will continue to drive strongly in German territory. 

Finally, Fruit Logística and Biofach will also serve to value one of its recently incorporated farms, la Falamosa, located in Seville, which started its production in 2018 This farm is notable for being able to prolong crops thanks to its location and climate, humid climate, with high minimum temperatures and for presenting little pronounced changes between morning and night, favoring the precocity of production. 
 

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BIOFACH 2020 to show how ‘organic delivers’

BIOFACH 2020 to show how ‘organic delivers’

 

Biofach, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food and natural cosmetics sectors, will open its doors again from 12-15 February 2020 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. An annual must for the international organic sector, Biofach is set to welcome about 3,500 exhibitors from around 100 countries. The addition of two halls means there will be even more room for exhibitors and trade visitors to the combined Biofach and Vivaness event, which in 2019 welcomed 51,488 visitors. With the congress theme ‘Organic delivers!’, Biofach will put the spotlight on the positive effects of doing business in an environmentally friendly way. It will also address another highly topical issue with its new special show “All about water – is the basis of all life endangered?” Among other highlights this year will be the keynote address on Wednesday February 12 by the highly acclaimed scientist Jane Goodall. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, Dr Goodall is also known for her dedication to nature, species conservation and sustainability. “She is certain to inspire the organic movement through her words and we are all looking forward to her presentation and her presence here with great excitement,” said Petra Wolf, member of the NürnbergMesse management team. Once again, Vivaness, the international trade fair for natural and organic personal care, will take place in parallel with Biofach. In 2020, Vivaness will be held in Hall 3C and display a greater range of products thanks to the 300 exhibitors expected.

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BIOFACH 2020: even more space for organic products and even more variety!

BIOFACH 2019

From 12 – 15 February, the international organic food sector gathers in Nuremberg for BIOFACH 2020. New products, trends and innovations from all over the world are presented by the industry in two extra halls. The World’s Leading Fair for Organic Food expands into Halls 7A and 3A. The next round of BIOFACH is set to welcome 3,500 exhibitors, ensuring an even wider range of products on display for the well over 50,000 expected trade visitors. Highlight: Dr Jane Goodall, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), primate researcher, environmental activist and UN Messenger of Peace holds the keynote address at the official trade fair opening.
The international organic sector can already mark the dates for the 2021 event: 17 – 20 February.

Without doubt, BIOFACH 2020 will once again be synonymous for an unrivalled range of products, impressive innovations, a wealth of inspiration and trends in organic food and its various product ranges, plenty of opportunities for networking and high-level professional dialogue,” says Danila Brunner, Director BIOFACH and VIVANESS.

More information at www.biofach.de/en and www.vivaness.de/en

 

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Biofach 2017 – Germany, country of the year

Biofach 2017: Germany, country of the year – the German organic sector will be presented at the world’s leading exhibition

The organic community comes to Germany every year and meets at Biofach, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, and Vivaness, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, in Nuremberg.

The next event, from February 15-18, 2017, will pay particular attention to the German organic sector under the heading Building an Organic Future – Bio schafft Zukunft.

Germany will be the country of the year for Biofach 2017.

Within the framework of this presentation, the sector and NürnbergMesse place particular emphasis on innovations, international relations and responsibility as the fundamental aspects of a forward-looking market.

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt said organic products are becoming increasing popular with consumers. “Organic farming is now an important pillar of German agriculture and the German food industry, alongside conventional farming. My goal is to further increase the production of organic products in Germany.

“This is one reason why I initiated the Organic Farming – Looking Forwards strategy, which I am going to present at Biofach 2017. With Germany’s appearance as country of the year at Biofach 2017, the German organic sector can present its entrepreneurial spirit, its great capacity for innovation and the responsibility that it is accepting throughout the world,” Schmidt said.

Biofach 2017

  • Slogan: “Germany – Building an Organic Future”
  • Central themes: nurture progress – increase responsibility
  • In focus: innovations and international relations

More information: https://www.biofach.de/en